Bedmond Ladies suffered a 2-0 loss at home to AFC Kempston Ladies on Sunday.
Bedmond found it hard going on a wet, muddy pitch – especially those playing despite carrying injuries.
The match was very even, with several missed chances and some good saves from both keepers ensuring that teams went in at half-time with the scores level at 0-0.
Kempston broke the deadlock early in the second half with a well taken goal, before efforts from Bedmond newcomer Leanne Barnes and striker Molly Peters were thwarted.
Injuries to two players saw Bedmond’s numbers drop, but great courage and commitment saw the injured players return to the pitch moments later.
However, the heavy going took its toll on the Bedmond team and Kempston doubled their lead just after the hour mark.
To their credit, Bedmond did not give up hope and fought until the bitter end, but to no avail.
It was another courageous, good spirited performance from the ladies, although they will be disappointed not to have gained any points from the game. Player of the match was awarded to debutante keeper Kelsea Layer.